Street Sweeping

2021 Street Sweeping

Due to the operational impacts of COVID-19, the Town is asking for extra cooperation.

Each subdivision will be scheduled for a block of three days to ensure a thorough sweep and allow for flexibility for weather or mechanical delays. Sweeping will not occur on your regular waste and recycling collection days.

Residents are asked to find alternative, off-street parking while their street is scheduled for sweeping. Please use driveways, alleys and parking lots where possible. Street sweeping is important to the maintenance and safety of Cochrane roads. Please be a good neighbour and move your vehicle to off-street parking on sweeping days, any vehicle that has not been removed from the street in the area is subject to ticketing. Once signs are removed from your area you can resume on-street parking.

2021 Residential Street Sweeping Schedule

Crews are also sweeping main collector roads, but at night to avoid disrupting traffic. Night cleaning is also starting on boulevards; crews will be out with power brooms and blower packs, along with the sweeper. The work is noisy and dusty, but efforts are made to keep disruption to a minimum.

Cleaner streets mean cleaner water

Cleaning winter debris off the roads keeps it out of creeks and rivers. Since our drinking water comes from the Bow River, the more we can do to keep dirt, gravel and other winter debris out, the cleaner our drinking water is.

Sweep off your driveway

Want to get rid of the winter debris on your driveway? Simply sweep it onto the street away from the curb and we’ll scoop it up. Now your driveways’ clean, and your street is clear and safe for drivers, cyclists, in-line skaters and neighbourhood kids.

Avoid flying gravel

Hate chips in your window? They’re usually caused by debris from the car in front of you. Loose gravel can crack your windshield and chip your paint. It can also cause cyclists to slide out of control, in-line skaters to trip, pedestrians to lose footing and vehicles to skid. That’s why we clean it up!